Silver and Gold Magazine Fall 2017 - Page 23

A Largely Unknown Health Issue lead to many undesirable symptoms – including fatigue, joint pain, weight gain, and gas, to name a few. The recommended course of action is to change your diet by eliminating many of the culprits, such as: - avoiding added sugars, which feed Candida and cause it to overgrow - cutting out junk food, since many include high sugars, dairies and breads which are starchy and not as nutritious (like sandwiches, pizza, donuts and many breakfast cereals) - switching to healthy proteins and fats, like beans and lentils, fish, coconut oils, etc. - substituting with non-glutinous grains, such as quinoa and brown rice - adding lots of fermented foods to your diet: such as sau- erkraut, kimchi (asian-style pickled krauts and carrots), natural yogourt Probiotics are one of the key recommended items to add to a daily routine. Probiotics are a healthy and beneficial bacteria which slow down and reverse Candida overgrowth by boosting immune system, regulating acidity in your gut, and helping to flush out the bad yeast. Antifungals such as oil of oregano and coconut oil, work great to destroy the cells of Candida by breaking down and dissolving the cell walls. Many family doctors will not necessarily have the means or experience to diagnose Candida overgrowth, and often the recommended antibiotic prescriptions will treat the symptoms, but not resolve issues on a permanent basis. It is recommended to consult a Naturopath or Holistic Nutritionist, who can help guide you to improve health and healthy gut restoration. • CAN MEN GET YEAST INFECTIONS? Although more uncommon than for women, men can also get a yeast infection by having unprotected sex with a woman with candidal vaginitis. My sugar cravings are out of control! What can I do to stop craving sweets?! Sugar addiction is a widespread problem. On average, Canadian adults consume 26 teaspoons of sugar per day. If you crave dessert aft er dinner or fi nd yourself reaching for cookies mid-aft ernoon, you may have an underlying health problem called Candida overgrowth. Candida albicans is a type of yeast that normally resides in the gut and does not do any harm. Dr. Sara Celik, ND However, aft er years of consuming a nutrient-defi cient diet - rich in refi ned carbohydrates, alcohol, caff eine, sugar, and yeast – Candida albicans can take over, disturb a healthy gut environment, and cause uncontrollable sugar cravings. Luckily, there are things you can do to combat Candida and kick those cravings. Naturopathic doctors have been successfully treating Candida since the ailment was fi rst discovered over fi ft y years ago. Typically, they recommend a candida cleanse that involves: 1) Reducing sugar and yeast in the diet. When following the Candida diet, it’s a good idea to choose a variety of nutrient-dense non-starchy vegetables (e.g. leafy greens, broccoli, cabbage, and green beans), along with healthy fats (e.g. olive oil and coconut oil), and lean protein sources (e.g. organic chicken, lamb, beef, or tofu). AND 2) Taking antifungal and antibacterial herbal ingredients. When shopping for a candida cleanse, keep in mind that the right combination of herbs will work better to destroy yeast and ‘bad’ bacteria. Th e following herbs used together may help get rid of Candida overgrowth; UVA Uris Leaf, Garlic Bulb, Caprylic Acid, Pau D’Arco Root Bark, Barberry Root and Neem Leaf. If the thought of giving up sugary treats petrifi es you, remember, you’re not giving them up forever. Once the candida cleanse is complete and Candida albicans is under control, it’s okay to re-introduce sugar and yeast back into your diet … in moderation of course ;) Happy Cleansing! Dr. Sara See in-store for more info! Committed to the highest quality products & service. We are a family owned and operated health food store serving Aldershot and surrounding neighbourhoods for over 30 years. We have more than 750 bulk food bins, natural beauty products, a huge selection of high quality supplements, and a knowledgeable staff to help you make a smart decision. Don’t be a stranger, visit us today! Men who have not been circumcised are at an increased risk. Q: Plains Road East It usually appears as small white spots, redness, or a dry, peeling rash on the penis accompanied by itching, irritation, or burning. Ask The Expert Silver & Gold Magazine ~ Autumn 2017 905-634-9480 23 516 Plains Road E.